No time for the gym? No problem! Dorri Olds and other busy New Yorkers find fun ways to keep in shape.
By CRISTINA TUDINO for the New York Post
Dorri Olds, a 50-year-old writer, graphic designer and social-media consultant, works out of her apartment in Chelsea. But even though she has a flexible schedule, she often finds herself trapped behind her computer for 12 hours at a time.
The retired gym rat — and self-proclaimed workaholic — wanted to get exercise back into her daily routine, without returning to the gym. “It just got really exhausting and obsessive,” she says.
So she got a dog, a Cavalier King Charles spaniel who forces her to take exercise breaks. “My dog has a built-in clock, and after a few hours he’ll come get my attention and tell me it’s time for a walk,” Olds says. She takes him on three brisk 20-minute walks a day around her neighborhood, and usually goes for an additional longer stroll.
“I was never heavy but I was a little pudgier than I wanted to be. Now Buddy and I strut our stuff while we have a great time exercising together,” Olds says. “And I am able to maintain a healthy weight.”
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